LUKE BRYAN TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was a familiar face on “American Idol” last night: Paula Abdul. She was a last-minute replacement for Luke Bryan on the judges’ panel for the first live show of the season. Bryan says he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is in quarantine at home. Bryan also has canceled his appearance at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
KANYE WEST RESPONDS TO KIM KARDASHIAN WEST’S DIVORCE FILING
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has filed court documents asking for joint custody of his four children with Kim Kardashian West and no spousal support. That’s in agreement with what Kardashian West had filed in her divorce documents seven weeks ago. West agrees the reason for the divorce is irreconcilable differences. The couple had been married for six and a half years. Kardashian West’s filing says they have a pre-nuptial agreement that has kept their property separate.
THE WHO’S HEINZ BAKED BEANS ARE SOLD OUT
LONDON (AP) — The Who sell out...of baked beans. Just hours after The Who announced a partnership with Heinz to sell commemorative cans of baked beans, every can was snapped up. The cans were a promo item to mark the release of the expanded version of the 1967 album “The Who Sell Out.” Proceeds from the sale of “Beanz Meanz The Who” baked beans will go to Teen Cancer America in the U.S. and to youth charities Magic Breakfast and Teen Cancer Trust in the U.K. A giant version of the can, along the lines of what Roger Daltrey held on “The Who Sell Out” cover, will be auctioned starting Thursday through April 25th at www.givergy.uk/HeinzTheWho. While the giant can does have the autographs of both Daltrey and Pete Townshend, it contains no beans.
AC/DC’S BRIAN JOHNSON WILL PUBLISH LIFE STORY
NEW YORK (AP) - AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has written his autobiography. “The Lives of Brian” will cover how he traded music for blue-collar jobs when his early bands failed to take off, then auditioned for AC/DC after the death of singer Bon Scott. Within days, Johnson was in the studio with the band making “Back in Black.” “The Lives of Brian” will come out Oct. 26 on Dey Street Books.
DAVE GROHL MAKES FILM ABOUT TOURING
NEW YORK (AP) - Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has directed a documentary about the time bands have spent driving from town to town in vans. “What Drives Us” will be released as part of the Coda Collection through Amazon Prime Video on Apr. 30. Among those who reminisce about their own van tours are Ringo Starr, The Edge, Slash, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Steven Tyler, St. Vincent, Flea, Exene Cervenka and Lars Ulrich. Well, not Ulrich. He says in the trailer he’s never actually toured in a van and jokingly asks if he can leave.
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME PUTS EXHIBITS ONLINE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - You can look through two exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum without having to leave your home, and it’s free. The museum is allowing free online access to the exhibits “Suiting the Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter” and “Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.” The first exhibit features items like the cowgirl costume Patsy Cline’s mother made for her, and Hank Thompson’s “Humpty Dumpty Heart” boots. Among the items featured in the second exhibit are the handwritten lyrics to “Wanted Man,” which Bob Dylan wrote for Johnny Cash.